/ 22 April 2024

Breaking a stalemate

Biden and Zelensky

Enough Republicans in the US House of Reps have voted for a US$60 billion ($94 billion) Ukraine aid bill to get it over the line. The package still has to go to the Senate/US President Joe Biden for approval later this week, but it’s likely to pass those hurdles. It hasn’t been straightforward… There’s been a months-long debate between Republicans (who want to focus on domestic policies) and Democrats, but last week Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson went against his conservative/Trump-aligned colleagues’ wishes to push for it. That’s put his job at risk… But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is thankful – he says the money will “keep history on the right track”. Aid packages for Israel and Taiwan were also passed, as was a sweetener for Republicans – a bill on national security that could see the US inching closer to a TikTok ban

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